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From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers.org Escape from the Black Hole of Relentless News Headlines.  Though we had a couple of rainouts for May events, the lunar eclipse AstroVideo Live was saved by member Rich Sherman broadcasting from Florida May 15.  … Continue reading

Posted in June 2022, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers.org Gravitate to Our Spring Events!  A total lunar eclipse, fantastic galaxies high overhead, and a close collection of planets before dawn make up a spectacular astro palette over the next month as spring emerges in … Continue reading

Posted in May 2022, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers.org Spring Events — Back to (Nearly) Normal.  COVID restrictions have been lifted in NJ state parks, though individuals going to the AAAP Observatory are urged to remain careful especially with the public, and recognize that … Continue reading

Posted in April 2022, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers.org The Sun Strikes Back.  In the book of unintended consequences, a whole new chapter is being written on satellite constellations. These small but numerous low orbit communication satellites are intended to bring fast internet to … Continue reading

Posted in March 2022, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomers On with the Show.  As we move into mid-winter it gets harder to do astronomy outside.  Better to curl up with a good book or click the link to a seminar for your astronomy experience … Continue reading

Posted in February 2022, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomy.org Happy New Year!  Let us renew our hope for the new year and commit to connecting with other members of the amateur astronomy community and AAAP especially.  I look forward to seeing you in the upcoming Zoom … Continue reading

Posted in January 2022, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD director@princetonastronomy.org Reflections on 2021. Another year passes and we are wiser if not quite complete, and there is much to reflect upon. The year turned out well for AAAP, thanks to our members who gave time … Continue reading

Posted in December 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD  director@princetonastronomy.org Finding Evidence of Life beyond Earth, Part 2 of AAAP Discussion.  NASA first developed a major program to search for life on other planets and moons in the mid-1990’s.  In 1996, NASA chief Dan Goldin expanded … Continue reading

Posted in November 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From The Director

by Rex Parker, PhD  director@princetonastronomy.org Connection to the Mother Ship.  AAAP has a wonderful history connecting our club with Princeton University and its Department of Astrophysical Sciences. Through the years we have had the privilege to meet in the auditorium at Peyton … Continue reading

Posted in October 2021, Sidereal Times | Tagged , | Leave a comment

From the Director

Astronomy in Summertime.  The AAAP Observatory at Washington Crossing State Park is up and running and ready for members to see the stars!  We are still limited by the state to having  no more than 12 people in the building … Continue reading

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